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Healthy People 2010 presents 467 objectives to improve the health of Americans by the year 2010. Because these objectives are national, not solely Federal, the achievement of these objectives is dependent in part on the ability of health agencies at all levels of the government and of non-governmental organizations to assess objective progress.

  • Regular reviews of action and progress on the Healthy People 2000 objectives were held throughout the 1990s, and similar reviews have begun for Healthy People 2010. 

  • The National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has developed a new data system to track all 467 Healthy People 2010 objectives. The data are updated quarterly on NCHS's DATA2010 Web site.

  • (from Tracking Healthy People 2010) The objectives are being tracked by 190 data sources. A major data source is defined as a data system responsible for tracking five or more objectives.

  • The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS) annual report on the health status of the Nation. 

  • The 10 Leading Health Indicators established in Healthy People 2010 were chosen, in part, based on the availability of data to measure their progress. Regular reporting on the Indicators is planned.

  • NCHS prepared an annual statistical review to monitor and evaluate the Nation's progress toward the Year 2000 objectives.  The last publication in the series, Healthy People 2000 Final Review, was released in October 2001.

  • Healthy People 2010 relies upon data from many different sources.  A few key sources are listed here.

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